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I found myself with a sleeping toddler on my arm in the early morning light. His little eyelashes were fluttering a bit, and his mouth was slightly open as he took deep, peaceful breaths. In that moment, I was...
July is bereaved parents month.  It is also the month when we met and lost our son Joey. Joey was born on July 7, 2016. We had no indications throughout my pregnancy or when he was born that he...
Since I can remember, life has seemed like a competition to me. I think many people struggle with this. I think women especially struggle with this. Who is skinnier? Prettier? The better athlete? Who gets the all the guys...
When I was a child, I loved arts and crafts.  There were no My Little Ponies or Pound Puppies on my Christmas list, only dreams of new markers, oil pastels, and embroidery floss. In the summertime, you could find...
Exploring new hiking trails has always been something my husband and I enjoy doing. We plan out where we should go, check out the trail maps, pack our backpacks, and head out to explore. Hiking allows us to be...
This information is sponsored by our partners at GoApe Zip Line and Treetop Adventure. We appreciate their wonderful staff and this opportunity for adventure! We've all been there.  Your kids have a TON of energy and they're bouncing off your...
Two years ago my partner and I went from being childless (by choice) to parents to five children (by choice). It had always been a life goal of mine to foster and we were finally in a place where...
I don’t remember becoming woke, but now that it’s a ‘thing’, I think about it often. I try to recall the exact moment that I learned that something as simple as the color of my skin might determine how...
I have never been a morning person. I have always dreaded the sound of an alarm or being awakened by light coming through the window. Historically, I’m rather crabby before about 9 am. Lately, however, I feel a change...
It is a universally acknowledged truth that for younger siblings, nothing is ever fair. This becomes even more pronounced when the siblings are fewer than 18 months apart and are both girls. Why does she get to sleep over...

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  Why do I love Florissant? History. Culture. Diversity. Hidden back roads. Amazing river views. 20 parks. And, the best neighbors anyone could ask for.       Florissant...